Child Care

DHHR Receives Federal Funding For Early Childhood Services

Federal grant money is being sent to West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources to support services for children in pre-K through 5th grade.

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Finding Affordable Child Care In W.Va. Leaves Some Working Parents Short On Options

West Virginia women have the lowest workforce participation rate in the country. Many Mountain State moms want to work, but can’t because of the lack of child care. They either can’t find child care, or they can’t afford it. Last year’s unexpected closure of schools in the spring, and then months of isolation from extended families and caregivers, really put a spotlight on these issues. But as Emily Corio reports, child care challenges pre-date the pandemic.

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As W.Va. Attempts To End Child Care Deserts, Parents Struggle To Merge Work, School, Family

Parents in Appalachia can wait months, even years, to get their kids a space in a childcare center. That’s because more than 60 percent of people in West Virginia live in a child care desert, according to the Center for American Progress. A child care desert means there are more people who need childcare than there are spots available. Inside Appalachia producer Roxy Todd spoke to parents across the state about the difficulty of finding child care close to home.

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